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Excessive speeds lead to greater risk of car accidents

Posted on June 29, 2012 9:35 am under Car Accidents

People traveling at high rates of speed are more likely to be involved in a car accident. In turn, those car accidents tend to be more destructive due to the excessive speeds.

In 2011, speed-related car accidents caused 160 fatalities and 7,700 injuries in the state of Wisconsin. Also, approximately 180,000 speeding convictions were issued across the state. This year, Wisconsin law enforcement agencies are adding more patrol officers in order to reprimand reckless drivers on the roadways, and to promote safe driving methods.

This initiative is being implemented by 120 agencies statewide, and will be referred to as the Summer Heat initiative. This program is scheduled to run from July 2 to July 18, and will target hazardous drivers in Wisconsin. This initiative was designed to get the state to zero preventable traffic fatalities in Wisconsin.

If you have been injured in a car accident due to a reckless driver, please contact the reckless driving accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. by calling 800-242-2874 today.